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Feb 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
and president obama himself. colin powell went on the sunday shows and talk drop the so-called dark vein of intolerance that was running throughout the republican party. what evidence did he provide? that we are not left wing, that we don't believe in anthropogenic climate change or we don't believe that there should be redistribution of wealth so we don't believe in obamacare. if we would just move to let suddenly that would make is not racist. now, he should know how not racist our party is considering so many in our party were considering supporting and despite his liberalism, and he was secretary of state under president bush obviously. somebody treated very well by the republican party, but that did not stop him because now he's on the left which means that we had the bad guys. president obama did it in his inaugural address just last week also. he said a peculiar line in his speech very said that absolutism is not principal and he said that name-calling is not discussion. he then proceeded to read avoid principal and be an absolutist and suggest that essentially if you disagree wit
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Feb 10, 2013 10:00pm EST
of american life. we saw it from colin powell, brian williams and president obama himself. colin powell went on the sunday shows and talked about the so-called dark vein of intolerance that was running throughout the republican party. now, what evidence did he provide for that assertion? that we're not left wing, that we don't believe in climate change or that we don't believe in redistribution of wealth or that we don't believe in obamacare, and if we would just move to the left, suddenly that would make us not racist. now, colin powell above all should know how not racist our party is considering how much of our party were willing to support him in 1996. this is somebody who's treated very well by the republican party. now colin powell is on the left, and that means that we are the bad guys. president obama did it in his inaugural address just last week also. he said there was a peculiar line in his speech where he said absolutism is not principle, and he said that name calling is not discussion. he then proceeded to spend the rest of his speech name calling and avoiding principle and bein
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
when he was nominated to be the cia director. and as an obama supporter of course i was shocked to find out who was crowned be kept on as obama secretary of defense but when he told people i found interesting and was the major reason i wanted to write this book and what he said was we are moving towards a smaller military that will do fewer things and be able to go fewer places which he felt was a terrible thing and he added i don't want to be a part of that kind of system that is going to retrench. my feeling has been we need a smaller military that will do fewer things and go to fewer places. so that is the kind of book i wanted to write. i thought that i should do it even though others have really had ma named a lot of this. i am sure you are familiar with the work of d-nd for example, who wrote things such as the american empire and years before that, john neuhaus, one of my favorite writers wrote in imperial america and other books have dealt with this with an unusual background in the sense that i spent 42 years in the government and the state department, defense department and th
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 7:30am EST
obama's council of economic advisers. and mr. kief hennessey who teaches at the stanford university graduate school of business at stanford law school, and served as director of the national economic council under president george w. bush. keith hennessey served as both director of the national economic council and as assistant to president bush for economic policy. as director of the national economic council during the 2000 a financial crisis, mr. hennessy was at the center of one of the most volatile times in american history. he was a senior white house economic adviser when he coordinated the design of the president's policies on taxes, health care, pensions, energy, and financial markets and institutions, among others. mr. hennessy has spent more that 15 years in economic policy roles for senior elected officials. before his time in the white house who worked on capitol hill for more than seven years as economics advisers to former senate majority leader trent lott. since leaving the white house mr. hennessy has been a television commentator, one of the top 25 economic blogs b
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 8:45pm EST
. i am condensing but he creates miracles and iraq may be afghanistan. obama as an experiment bought onto it with their counter insurgency strategy. the problem is remember the book i mentioned the trade is and others are consulting regularly, it is a good book but there is one chapter called conditions for a successful insurgency that might make an effort to ground and they include a corrupt central government, a largely illiterate role population, now minister rein, a neighboring state that is used as a sanctuary sanctuary, it is a description of afghanistan. to be then drop a diagram of the typography of what it would look like you could do the overlay so he knows going in this is extremely long odds that bass. in iraq top commander, it was the third tour of duty. he brings the same on dryish, and it is common to all of us look at the prism of what we know. he had power point* slides afghanistan is not iraq. i interviewed well over 100 people and they said a problem came up he would say in and bar we did this are we solved the problem this way when time in a meeting with president
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
leadership, the faith-based leadership, and, again, a shout out to president obama, his cabinet and the members on both sides of the aisle that stood by this region, the gulf coast, to rebuild after all of these years. and, mr. president, in conclusion, it's my only hope that after passing the sandy supplemental we will stand united with the northeast as they rebuild bigger, better, stronger, hosting the next super bowl, which is a real symbol of resurgence and rebuilding and resurrection. thank you, mr. president. and i yield the floor. mr. harkin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: mr. president, this week is a milestone for working families across america. 20 years ago this week, president bill clinton signed into law the family and medical leave act. you know, there are many laws that we pass here in washington that most americans never have reason to know or care about. the fmla, by contrast, has changed this country in profoundly important ways. it has touched the lives of millions of working families. it's almost hard to imagine today
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
need to have a vague understanding of why the federal reserve did what it did and the obama administration did raise the deficit, bigger deficits are bad but there was a rationale for a stimulus package. but the biggest message of the book to me as the author is a paradox of the private markets ran amok but pretty effectively to put things back on track but at the end of the day you witnessed a sharp backlash you call it a big government americans are against it. but there was a reason for the government intervention the likes we have not seen since the 1930's and it would have been a preview. nonetheless you did have a backlash against the government in general, president obama, it would have been against him him, against a democratic party more generally, the federal reserve, keynesian economics which i am perfect -- prepared to defend. but what both ended the of backlash period but my favorite cartoon from the crisis appears in "the new yorker" march 2009 and it shows a page set in in medieval castle courtyard and the king said is on the chopping block. wait stop governme
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
. according to president obama's former jobs council, by 2020 would be a million and have jobs without the college graduates to fill them. while there is a persistent unmet demand of four to 500,000 job openings and health care sector alone. recent reports indicate that there are not enough skilled applicants to fill the jobs in the booming natural gas industry. now, suppose colleges provided prospective students with reliable information on the unemployment rate and potential earnings white magic. what if parents have access to a clear and understandable breakdowns between academic studies and amenities? what with those costs be? armed with this knowledge, families and students could make better decisions about where to go to school, and how to budget their tuition dollars. students would actually have a better chance of graduating within four years and getting a job. helping students realize opportunity and a career, while keeping tuition costs low makes common sense. senators rubio and widen have a proposal that they unveiled right here at aei, which addresses this goal. i look forw
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
and what policy the obama administration and congress to propose to help stimulate the economy. this is just getting under way. >> a prime example of our ability to involve experts and debates on topics that are critical to the business community. i'm going to start us off today by queuing a video from christopher giancarlo of the gfi group, our sponsor, for this series. but for some want to make a brief announcement. this series, this economic series that we pose every quarter, has been accredited by the national association of state boards of accountancy to provide continuing professional education, credits for accounting professional. so we are quite excited of that and hopefully you will as well. this accreditation highlights the value of this and other programs that would hold her at the chamber. for more information on that please visit our website, or speak to some of folks outside in the registration desk. after the video i'm going to ask marty to come up directly and begin the program the first award from our sponsor, the gfi group. >> good morning. gfi group is deligh
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
's understanding and support for our efforts. in contrast, president obama believes that done carefully, deliberately and responsibly we can be more transparent and still insure our nation's security. finish so let me say it as simply as i can: yes, in full accordance with the law and in order to prevent terrorist attacks on the united states and to save american lives, the united states government conducts targeted strikes against specific al-qaeda terrorists, sometimes using remotely-piloted aircraft often refer today publicly as drones. and i'm here today because president obama has instructed us to be more open with the american people about these efforts. broadly speaking, the debate over strikes targeted at individual members of al-qaeda has centered on their legality, their ethics, the wisdom of using them and the standards by which they are approved. with the remainder of my time today, i would like to address each of these in turn. first, these targeted strikes are legal. attorney general holder, harold coe and jay johnson have all addressed this question at length. to briefly
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
$10.50, i think president obama suggested $9.50 at one point but nothing was ever done about it, it would take a lot of people off of welfare and put 'em back to work. and that's what we really need. >> host: okay. all right. joyce in bethesda near maryland, republican caller not too far from the capitol, go ahead, joyce. >> caller: good morning. >> host: morning. >> caller: and thank you very much for c-span. i wanted to bring out, first of all, we want them to cut spending, but more importantly than that, we want them to address this issue of drugs in our schools. we met with president obama's drug policy staff on the 23rd of january asking them to do this and telling them that we really held them responsible for, actually, treason against children. if you're, if you are violating a and certainly our children everywhere taking, taking into consideration the children in connecticut who were 20 babies killed, and we all believe that somewhere along the line there's a drug issue involved here. >> host: so, joyce, when it comes to spending cuts, are you saying, yeah, we need to cu
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 9:00am EST
in 2004 and by the way have you changed any of your views since the election of barack obama? >> guest: i remember my mother when he was nominated, hazel and khalia and i were in montrÉal. she called me at the hotel. she was i think 93 then. she said, and she was crying. [inaudible] i didn't need that telling. i always knew this. america is many places. it is a place that can be tolerant and accepting, a place where views can be moderated and differences can be reconciled. and i think a good deal of america supported vigorously the candidacy of a rock obama. and it's not only important to the black community. it's important to other americans as well. but he still faces a sort of vicious kind of ridicule from certain borders that are not unlike the america we saw when i was young in richmond, virginia. but, i think there are several americans -- i had grown tired of at least one of them. >> host: and "quitting america" you wrote america never helps anyone, even the starving and list its proposed to an american interest either strategic or economic and one cannot always distinguish one fr
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
about the president obama and congressional leaders pressed their way about the public life at the fellowship foundation national prayer breakfast in washington. the annual event with president eisenhower. we also hear from johns hopkins director dr. benjamin. this is 90 minutes. [applause] ♪ ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama. ♪ [applause] [applause] >> good morning. we've had a wonderful time together to discuss issues. thanks for your attention. it's overwhelming -- >> [inaudible] >> yes, have a seat. please, sorry. [laughter] >> thank you. >> it's overwhelming to think of the pathway that each person took to get to this event today. some from little villages halfway around the world, and some from just 12 blocks away. thank you. this event taken place for 61 years now began with a group of people that happened to be leaders wanting to get together for breakfast and prayer. one thing i know for sure is life is complicated and is likely to get more complicated. but as the senate of the weekly prayer group we've learned taki
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 5:30am EST
england. in today's world of president obama goes to hawaii for four five days everybody goes crazy. >> churchill took his staff with him. when president obama goes there is no danger in the way there was danger in december of 41. >> just a comment. i was reading it and getting upset about how much they were eating and he had access to but you end the book with the rationing so it redeemed him. i was glad you put that there by which was earlier sudden get upset all the time. that was good. >> it was an important chapter. showed a part of churchill's character that was very important. many other people have in common. any other questions? >> churchill was known for being a poor money manager. all of the menuses and and food that he bought a, did you find bills that he paid for everything? he was famous for not paying for food and various other things in his life. >> i don't know about soups but most of the bills that i have seen and i have seen many of them are stamped paid. for instance all of the important in is that he had for his son's 20 first birthday, they were paid. i am not
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am EST
. then president obama awards this year's recipients of the national medals for science, technology and innovation. and after that we're live as policymakers, health care industry leaders and representatives of government gather for a national health policy conference. >> congress returns today to capitol hill. the house comes in at 2 p.m. eastern to take up a small number of bills under suspension of the rules with votes at 6:30. also this week a debate and vote on a measure to require the president to submit a balanced budget to congress. over in the senate, members also come back at 2 eastern for general speeches. then at about 5:30, a vote on the bill to reauthorize the violence against women act, a domestic violence law that expired in 2011. a final vote on that could happen later this week. members of both parties are attending retreat this week. as a result, the senate will be out on tuesday and wednesday, and the house no legislative business on thursday or friday. live coverage of the house on c-span and the senate here on c-span2. >> host: and you're watching "the communicators" on c-spa
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
the daunting challenges imposed by the new federal health care law. i didn't support obama care, but it's the law of the land, the election is over, and the supreme court has ruled. my job is not to play party politics, but to implement this law in a way that best serves new mexico. [applause] that's why last week i announced we will expand medicaid to cover up to 170,000 more low income new mexicans. [applause] it was the right thing to do. it means expanding the health care safety net to more of those in need, moving care from costly emergency rooms into primary it does not jeopardize the budget outlook. in fact, given our unique population and programs we can expect revenue increases that offset the cost of providing these services. but i've been clear, medicaid expansion is a federal government commitment. and if they should ever break their funding promise, new mexico will not pick up the burden of adults most recently added to the program at the cutting health care for new mexico kids. i will not let those kids pay the price. [applause] another way new mexico can level the playing
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
of the united states, barack obama. [applause] >> thank you. thank you so much. thank you. thank you very much. please, have a seat. mark, thank you for the introduction. i thought he was going to talk about my gray hair. [laughter] than it is true that my daughters are gorgeous. that's because my wife is gorgeous. [applause] and my goal is to improve my gene pool. to mark and jeff, thank you for your wonderful work on behalf of this breakfast, to all of those who have worked so hard to put this together, to the heads of states, members of congress, and my cabinet, religious leaders, distinguished guests who are outstanding, speaker, who have journeyed to our capital. michelle and i are truly honored to be with you this morning. but before i begin, i hope people don't mind me taking a moment of personal privilege. i want to say a quick word about a close friend of mine and yours, joshua dubois your now, some of you may not know joshua, but josh was been at my side in work and prayer for years now. he is a young reverend, wising years. is worked on my staff dickies done an outstanding job as th
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
of a back-and-forth towing the state of utah and the department of health and human services and the obama administration as to what does and does not comply with addict tapes of the affordable care act. it's not the only state in that quandary but utah having something on the ground in the field. shortly he will be talking about the utah exchange and place it in the larger context of what should represent an innovative state-led health policy reform and also talk a little bit about utah's approach to medicaid reform and a difficult process of getting the federal government to provide flexibility for the states in the state of utah's overall leadership role in promoting patient-centered health care. as some of you may recall last month and it's not a widely recorded story the obama administration asked the decided once again to change the product and change the name. so they decided in mid-january that they didn't want to call it health exchanges but they would now have what we call health marketplaces, marketplaces without our kit perhaps. the official explanation for this was that it was
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
and human services in the obama administration has stood desert is not comply with the dictates of the affordable care act. the listed in that quandary is something on the ground in short that governor herbert will be talking about the utah exchange, but also in the larger context of what should represent innovative and affect his policy reform and also about utah's approach to medicaid reform and the difficult process to get the federal government to provide flexibility to the states and city of utah's role in promoting market-based health care. something were caught last month in a not widely reported story, the obama administration decide if you can't the product, change the name, so they decided they don't want to be called health exchanges, but would not be called health marketplaces. perhaps they be called health marketplace is. the official explanation for this would save us because the word exchange could not be translated into his vanished language and for the month of hispanic beneficiaries under the exchange, they just wouldn't know what it meant to be a health exchan
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 8:00am EST
obama done enough in regards to environmental regulation legislation speak with president obama has worked very hard to make progress, but there's a lot more left to be done to a couple of quick examples the president obama worked hard with the automakers to double the fuel efficiency of our cars by 2025. that is going to save consumers $100 billion a year at the pump. is going to cut our carbon emissions from automobiles and have. that's good progress. but an opportunity house for a second term is to go ahead and reduce the carbon from our single largest source, which is coal-fired power plants. we need to reduce those carbon emissions, and the epa is positioned now to issue new standards that can make a lot of progress. we all need to support it spent you wrote about the 2010 house of representatives, and as you know the 2012 house of representatives doesn't look very different. what do you think? >> it's fundamentally unchanged the complexion but we hope that republicans and democrats alike will reach across the, find common ground around ways to go after climate change, for exam
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
of health and human services and the obama administration as to what does or does not comply with the dictates of the affordable care act. the only state in a quandary, utah a little far advance, something on the ground and in a few. in shortly governor herbert will be talking not only about the utah exchange but also places in the larger context of what should represent the innovative and effective state-led health policy reform. he will also talk a little bit about utah's approach to medicaid reform and the difficult process trying to get the federal government to buy more flexibility the states. the state utah's overall leadership in promoting market-based patient-centered health care. some of you may recall last month and not widely reported sure, the obama administration actually decided once again to if you can change the product you can change the name. so they decided in the mr. jindal there were no longer be called health exchanges but they would now forth with be called health marketplace. marketplaces -- the official explanation for the was there was because the wo
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 7:30pm EST
, and president obama's rhetoric about the promise of america, life, liberty, justice, equality for all has already been forgotten by many, and i know that many people in america will not think of dr. king again until his holiday rolls around again next year. but i would like to us to pause to night and think more deeply about the meaning of dr. king's life and his legacy and what it has to teach the nation's present. it seems important to do that given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years have passed. 50 years have passed since kaine's voice soared over the washington monument declaring his dream. i have a dream, it is a deeply rooted in the american dream. yesterday while i was watching president obama's inaugural address i met echoes of the speech i have a dream and when i turned off my television set, i spent a few minutes reflecting are all of us truly welcome to share in this dream? most americans i sure can be cite portions of dr. king's i have a dream speech by heart. it's an extraordinary and very familiar speech i've grown accustomed to he
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
.m. on tuesday, february 12, 2013. committee has scheduled a vote tomorrow afternoon i'm president obama's nomination of chuck hagel to be defense secretary. >> off and when she said she had the podium the first lady has the posting them and she chose to use it. i think i was a quote and i think really knowing that, it was after i made the presidential radio address about this at the trip and of women and children in afghanistan by the taliban and right after that i was here visiting jenna who was in texas. we went shopping and the ladies at the cosmetic counter who worked in the cosmetic counter in the department store came up and said bank you so much for speaking for women in afghanistan. that was really the first time that i thought, they heard me. and i think i knew intellectually that the first lady had a podium but i didn't really know it until i did that. half of the cuts would come from the pentagon and the other half from non-defense discretionary programs. today representatives of the defense contractors educational institutions and other groups held a news conference to call
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
nothing and crazy lending standards and we just did not expand -- explore that before obama took over be clear. [laughter] [applause] . . we had john hodgman from "the daily show" who came out and helped us to it. being in a bookstore on a friday night people, okay so all of us really, all of us. i want to say the most important thing of all and it will be the most important thing i say tonight is thank you. everything i say after that we'll be will be straight downhill and i will tell you some of this is a big thank yous to the end. but we are here to talk about is the "the fifth assassin." people say what you where do you get your ideas for the book? i will tell you about this. nobody gets crazier e-mailed to me. the last time i was asked at the store for the inner circle someone brought me the holy grail. is that guy here? i have to ask first. he's not here? then let's talk about him because here's what happened. i promise you this is true. there was standing right of there and he comes up to me earlier and he is like red, do you want to see the holy grail? he had the crazy eyes go
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
president obama weighed in urging the group to open its membership to everyone. he agrees. >> the boy scouts are unwilling to lift the ban they simply won't be relevant to a generation that decided to embrace lbgt brothers sisters, coworkers neighbors, friends. >> for now the ban remains in place. scout leaders say they need more time to consider and consult before deciding to whether to everyturn a century old policy. al-jazeera washington. >> that is an except from al-jazeera english, one. news programs that airs on that channel. bob wheelock, what is the lens or voice that your journalists approach their stories with? >> it is not any different from any other broadcaster i don't think. you look for the truth. you look to tell the story for the people and to give them a voice. we will go out and try to find central characters often, to drive a story, to try to give it, you know, something that you can invest in as a viewer. but, you know, essentially on a story like that it is a news story of the day. it is fairly cut and dried. we make a great effort getting all voices in. and then try to
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 7:30pm EST
it was fascinating. you know, it's like a president obama goes overseas for five days, everyone goes crazy. >> yes, when president obama goes, people pay attention and we have mass media. the back then, it was december 20, 1941. >> yes? >> is not really a question but a comment. i was reading about how much they were eating and he had access to certain things in the book with a rationing. so it redeem him. i'm so glad they put that there. i kind of wish it was earlier. >> thank you. well, it was an important chapter. it showed a part of churchill's character it was very important. a part of that many other people have in common with him. are there any other questions? >> churchill was known for being an excellent entertainer. did you find bills that he paid for everything? he was kind of that famous for not paying for food and various other things in his life though. >> i don't know about that, but most of the bills that i have seen, and i have seen many of them, aren't you that they are paid. all of the important it is that he had for his son's 21st birthday, they were paid for. that is an inter
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
light the world. and a generation later president obama's first inaugural noted that our ideals still light the world. we americans, we've described ourselves as a beacon of hope, a light in the darkness, our lamp lifted up in welcome and in example. daniel webster years ago said that our founders set the world an example. that was what the founding of america meant. our founders set the world an example. president clinton has pointed out that the power of our example -- the power of that example in the world has always been greater than any example of our power. that was the way bill clinton described it. and when daniel webster said that our founding fathers had set before the world an example, he went on to say this -- and i quote -- "the last hopes of mankind therefore rest with us. and if it should be proclaimed that our example had become an argument against the experiment, the knell of popular liberty would be sounded throughout the earth." i've spoken before about this small globe of ours, the light of dawn sweeping each morning across its face, lighting cities and cottages, b
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
long-term energy security, president obama needs to approve it. now, without further delay. mr. president, i would ask unanimous consent for just several minutes on another topic in regard to a recipient of the medal of honor from my state of north dakota. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hoeven: mr. president, i rise today to honor one of our nation's true heroes, army staff sergeant clinton romashay. on monday, the president will present sergeant romashay with our country's highest military award, the medal of honor, for -- quote -- acts of gallantry above and beyond the call of duty, end of quote. clint comes from a long line of military heroes. his father is a veteran of the vietnam war. his grandfather fought in the u.s. army during world war ii. romashay often cites his grandfather as his greatest hero. it wasn't surprising that clint followed his example in joining the army in 1999. staff sergeant romashay showed courage every day that he donned his army uniform, but especially on october 3, 2009, one of the deadliest days of the war in afghanistan. on that
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Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
i think they are conflicted like everybody else. the tech workers tend to be a little bit more obama than romney but it's a swing vote once you get away from the circle of issues. >> host: when it comes to your service in congress, did you push tech issues at all? >> guest: absolutely i push them. i did a lot of legislation that area. people were afraid to touch it because it was the tort liability and were afraid to make corrections because of something went wrong and they improve the product we could have liability. there was limited liability in place there and i was one of the co-sponsors for a bill we had on shareholder derivatives if we protected these companies from those lawsuits and innovative companies, we could get into some of the property issues, intellectual property issues and government procurement issues. government is not a very efficient procurement technology. i wrote the last cybersecurity law that goes to congress called fisma federal information security act and i was a chief author that so i was a prolific legislator in those areas. rochkind across party lines
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Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
looks like. and this year, as noted, voters returned barack hussain obama to the white house who has not only demonstrated with his actions that he is that most algy bt's supported president history of our country, but with his inclusion of the 1969 stonewall rebellion in his inaugural speech he squarely placed lgb t equality in the long lineage of movement that has had watershed moments from seneca falls to selma. and we will work to get him to say more than just. as i sat at the front of the capitol honored to attend the inauguration holding my daughter's hand, listening to the president, watching that fears bettina sonya sotomayor swearing in the vice-president hearing a more inclusive benediction, being transported by the poetry of richard bagram, a gay cuban immigrant, and, of course, the invitation by civil rights leader, well, let's just say i thought, yes, yes, this is the country are no, this is a country i want my daughter to grow up in. what happened on the steps of the capitol earlier this week was in so many ways remarkable. real change, but it was also made inevitable b
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
to tweet us, it's c-span wj. if you want to e-mail us, journal@c-span.org. what's the obama administration's approach to border security? >> guest: it's very interesting because now border security's becoming very complex. there's a strong border security component to the immigration reform bill that's being discuss ed and to the proposal that was put together by the so-called gang of eight senators who sat down in a bipartisan way and came up with a new proposal. their border security component is somewhat specific, and their whole immigration reform package hinges on securing that border. the obama administration proposal has more to do with interior enforcement, with changing laws of how we enforce verification of employment, the fact that people are here in the united states legally, all that kind of thing. and it's less specific on the border element of that. now, to me the whole hinge centers around what is a secure border. i mean, what is border security? and, in fact, there's no definition. it's subject to different interpretations, and what they're doing in the senate proposal whi
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Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
obama corley explains it needs to be comprehensive and lead to address the undocumented population and he might have seen president obama's speech about undocumented immigration and what he gets on that front. my sense is it is fundamentally politics and remember flights of the population that is foreign born, a decent number are part of the electorate and very engaged and this comes down to a matter of recognition and respect. there was a lot of bipartisan legislation being done at the start up visa and things like that and i think you are right. a piecemeal approach would be totally sane but from the perspective of the lobbyist it makes a lot of sense, let's try to attack this all at once part the because if you attach the attractive piece of legislation and consider the affordable care act, you saw a similar dynamic. if you saw just coverage expanding provisions in one lot it wouldn't look improving. you only have the revenue provisions of the affordable care act it looks like a massive tax greed. combine those with single piece of legislation it starts to look attractive. is th
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Feb 10, 2013 8:30am EST
with the highest priority. ban ki-moon called it the most urgent need and obama now the six-year search teams in all his speech. ahead of joint task force haiti in form self-confident after the quake a quote that hundreds of thousands would need to be extracted from the rubble. the rescue team specialist technology and training example but the bandages developed world offered haiti. sensitive microphones, listening device, rescue dogs. news covers pashtun news coverage focused on the rescue. a successful rescue was like an earthquake in reverse. the tone of the reporting took on a religious and. quote the new york rescue squad pulled two miracles from the rubble of haiti let the "new york daily news." a california governor arnold schwarzenegger knew the power of images remarked quote, many of us were able to watch the california restaurant live on television performed all of these medical to the first tuesday to reach haiti was dispatched at headquarters and after 10 hours, pulled out and a stone in bodyguard with minor injuries. calling it a small miracle the other teams went to the supermar
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Feb 10, 2013 3:15pm EST
. that fear that you would feel, just becomes part of the job, and that's a good thing to me, so from obama to bush or anyone before or after, that's a good thing. that fear does disappear, and i'm not sure i would do much better, but the details you see about presidents in this book are based on my interactions with bush and what i saw there and how he reacted to that. so when you see the president reacted to his assassin here, it's better to -- we all know there's nothing easier to write about than a president, yes, mr. passport, no, mr. president. it's a terrible scene but when you feel it with redeal tails, fiction is best when it has one foot in reality. and the place we got explore, got to do camp david. i had never been there before, and i didn't know what camp david was. i knew the camp david accords. but what is this place that they go and do this? sign accords there all day? i found out that camp david has security that is better than the white house. what is going on there that they have better security than how to white house? marines and secret service. double time it's amazing
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
. there is a whole food and pet spa menu are going to look at that neighborhood and say that is going to go for obama but instead it's a bunch of churches and playgrounds and a couple of kindergarten care centers you can be sure that town is granted for mitt romney. it turns out that is true. we are an enormous degree since 1970 the percentage is a landslide county which go overwhelmingly for one candidate versus the other for the presidential elections have increased. we are now about three-quarters of the country is a landslide county. it is one of the reasons that we look around and we think that we are more polarized and we've sort it out into these little communities. the point that the bishop was making and i ever reach we are not doing this on the base of the politics, people voting for the same candidates that we are but we are arguing on the basis of the lifestyle and to a large degree the lifestyle in america organized around with or not you were going to have children to read if you are not, you can live in brooklyn and have nothing but the pubs and bowling alleys and shops around you and
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Feb 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
is broken. now, according to president obama's former jobs council, by 2020 there will be a million and a half jobs without the college graduates to fill them. while there is persistent unmet demands of four to five hundred thousand job next the healthcare sector alone. recent reports indicate that there are not enough skilled applicants to fill the jobs in the booming natural gas industry. now, suppose college is provided prospective students with reliable information on the employment rate and potential earnings by major. what if parents had access to clear and understandable breakdowns between academic studies and amenities. what would those costs be? armed with this knowledge, families and students can make better decisions about where to go to school and budget their tuition dollars. students would actually have a better chance of graduating within four years and getting a job. helping students realize opportunity and a career while keeping tuition cost low makes common sense. now, senators rubio and widen have a proposal they unveiled which addressed this goal, and i look forw
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Feb 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
. and later, president obama and congressional leaders speak at the fellowship foundation's prayer breakfast. testified about the attack thon u.s. consulate in benghazi, libarch that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans. the pentagon never received the request from the state academy for security, and did not have the resources to get support on the ground in time to thwart the attackers. leon panetta is stepping down. this hearing is four hours and 15 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everybody. today the committee welcomes secretary of defense, leon panetta, and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey. to testify about the department of defense's response the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. temporary mission facility in benghazi, libya, last year. and the findings of its internal review following that attack, including lessons learned from benghazi. we will be receiving testimony next tuesday morning on the impact of sequestration and/or a full-year continuing resolution on the department of defense wit
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Feb 9, 2013 6:00am EST
for president elect, senator barack obama" first calls out our nation's history of slavery and then reads; stand up at the daven this new day. stand up and let your joy proclaim a new life, a new vision, a new way. stand up and protect what our fight has made. the battle has raged blood and pain. we shall overcome will be. we have overcome. stand up what has one can be taken away. stand up, stand up, stand up. [applause] we must be a movement about possibility over privilege. expanding over narrowing. unity over separation. creating change over settling for what is. we are family. we won't leave any of you house of lords. here's a 90 minute portion of the debate. >> i beg to the death of marriage to same-sex couples bill be read a second time. mr. speaker, you and i know that every marriage is different. indeed any husband or wife is a member of this house is a very distinct set of challenges to face every day. [laughter] was marriage offers us all is a lifelong partner to share our journey, a loving, stable relationship to strength a nice and a mutual support throughout our lives. i believe thi
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Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
, if barack obama had been caught doing some stuff he was doing, that he said in his own autobiography that he did, he wouldn't have been the president and the victim of implicit, explicit, subtext wall, above-ground, beneath ground, forms of bias. he is a study in all of it converging simultaneously. everything you want, everything. is right with him, right? [applause] too black. not black enough. right? too much swag, not enough courage. everything you want. every litmus test you can engage but the tragedy is, that, that the man who wrote one of the most brilliant books on race has been muzzled in the white house because of the fear of a dominant culture, of a black president or a president who happens to be black, and the knowledge that he could impart. it is like having michael jordan in the white house and can't talk about basketball. well that ain't what i'm supposed to do. i want to thank this panel for their brilliance and their insight and i want to thank you all for continuing to do a great job. [applause] >> coming up live today on the c-span networks, beginning here on c-span2 biel
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Feb 9, 2013 12:45pm EST
background. the senate is useful. it's just gives you a context. you feel president obama is a good team. adelle much worry about his policy positions because he will be a policy maker. the president's policy will go. the fact that they feel that they can be a good team, to me that is the important thing. allows the president nominate somebody who is just unqualified , i tend to think a leader should get to they want. >> thank you. we have to stop well. [applause] >> we would like to hear from you. tweet us your feedback. twitter.com/booktv. >> i have been trying to find a new lens, a new way of studying presidential character. twelve years ago erodible, first ladies and thought that it would be important to understand the presidents from the different angle. when the study the person that did them the best. for example, what possibly could die as an historian contribute to the body of knowledge of lincoln or george washington? pretty much everything that could be you written probably has been written. the greatest historians have spent years poring through the letters and the evidence t
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Feb 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
're going go for obama. instead there are a bunch of churches and playgrounds and a couple of kindergarten center you can be sure they're going to vote for mitt romney. that's true. we inserted other to an enormous degree. the% age the landslide counties that go for one candidate or another in the presidential elections have increased. we're at three quarter of the country is -- and that's one of the reasons we look around and think we are more polarized. we have sort the ourself to the little communities. the point the pitch bishop is making we are -- same dhaid we are. but we are doing on the basis of lifestyle. and to a large degree lifestyle in america are organized whether or not you have children. and if you're not going to have kids you can live in brooklyn and have nothing but gas to -- the shops around you and life is great. i'm not looking down my nose what the life is like. if you decide you have a couple of kids and send them to school and helps to be near a buy buy baby and make sure you're a good school district. and, you know, again we had pet spas and pubs and there was no
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Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
show. more programming next week. >> just ahead, president obama speaks at a ceremony honoring recipients of this year's national medals for science, technology and innovation. after that we're live with a national health policy conference with industry leaders and representatives of government who will discuss what to expect in health care policy this year. and later more live coverage as former first lady laura bush speaks at the susan g. komen for the cure's global women's cancer summit. >> at age 65 she was the oldest first lady when her husband became president, but she never set foot in washington. her husband, benjamin harrison, died just one month after his inauguration. meet anna harrison and the ore women who served as first lady over 44 administrations in c-span's new original series, "first ladies: influence and image, their public and private lives and their influence on the president." produced with the white house historical associate, season one begins presidents' day, february 18th, at 9 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. [applause
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
of the u.s. administration and barack obama himself, they understand that they are focused in, to be effective in their relationships, they have to work well together. europe is a strong partnership. >> [inaudible question] >> i think it will require important adjustments and policies on both sides of the atlantic. it will eventually be done in the time span that you outlined. >> that would be one of the adjustments needed. >> i feel that there is a new sense of realism about europe within europe. the breakup of the euro, exit from the eurozone, all of these difficulties. all of the cynics who knew all of the answers had you never had any permanent data mechanism, you will never get to a point where you make it is and it is important. the european council is now moving on. when we didn't support the tax of [inaudible] , because their implications, yet the first meeting, it was the first item on the agenda. the countries that supported this could get out of. i think during this current time, we need to start the negotiations for free trade between the eu and the u.s. the greate
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
obama and his former jobs council, by 2012 -- excuse me, 2020, there is persistent demand of jobs in the health care sector alone. there are not enough applicants to fill the jobs in the booming natural gas industry. suppose colleges provided prospective students with reliable information on the potential earnings. what if parents had access to the clear and understandable breakdown to academic studies and amenities. students would have a better chance of graduating within four years and getting a job. helping students realize opportunity and a career while keeping tuition costs makes common sense the senators have a plan that addresses this goal. i am working with the chairman and pursuing legislative action in the house. in the courts of this congress, we would like to work to reform our student aid process to give students a financial aid option to finish studies sooner. including for-profit schools. and it will make the cost more transparent to parents and students in the millions of taxpayers who helped pay some of the bills. we owed to them. a good education leads to more in
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
journey goes forward, and the state of our union is strong. >> tuesday, president obama delivers this year's address live on c-span. with our preview program starting at 8:00 p.m. scene the president at 9:00. followed by the g.o.p. response and your reaction. the state of the union, tuesday night on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> on tuesday, british lawmakers and in the house of commons voted in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriages in the uk. the bill also includes provisions to protect religious organizations and individuals from being force to con conduct same-sex marriages. the bill must still be approved by the house of lords. here's a 90-minute portion of the debate. >> the marriage same-sex couples bill be now read a second time. mr. speaker, you and i know that every marriage is different. indeed, any husband or wife as a member of this house has a very disdistinct set of challenge to face every day but what marriage is a life long partner to toe share our journey, a loving stable relationship to strengthen us, and a mutual support throughout our lives. i believe
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
with the obama plan. they will say i'm an expert in this or they may even say they are affiliated in the program so what is not happening is they take people's money and then they skipped town. what we do is catch them, put handcuffs on them and put them in jail, make them stand trial and pay for their crimes and these people are being convicted and going to jail. this is unscrupulous to have a crime targeting people who are struggling during this financial crisis so sometimes we get calls related to those and we are trying to educate the homeowners about that so they don't become a victim in the first place but a lot of people lose their homes in this situation. >> host: inspector general for t.a.r.p.. we have a question about the teeth that you cannot this enforcement. ken 877-sig-2009 fired the pay czar? getting back to the executive pay of the treasury signs of, what can sigtarp do? >> guest: we make recommendations and those have to be dealt with. we also report to congress so we send these reports to congress and they helped to put it in their but we have a number of recommendations that a
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Feb 9, 2013 3:00pm EST
obama administration as it arrived in 2009. our effort to cowhat think tanks do. provide ground for it an complexity and granularity about this phenomena. recognizing that the sort of clicheed image of one eyed -- and his band of the devoted and attractable fan net tack was inadequate and falsifying of the problem. so the purpose was not prosecute a particular view of the taliban but just to start to document some sections of the diversity. and some aspect of the characteristic that were otherwise not part of american debate and discourse. i'm really proud of this book. and of peter particularly whose leadership of the national security studies program at new america will be the last five years he's been one of my joys in my office to support him to watch and katherine as well. who worked very, very hard. the last thing i want to say that the book and the ideas and the research in it is part of a much broader body of work of south asia we have been engaged here in the last five years. the channel i hope you are sub describers and carried out in collaboration with foreign policy
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